Maroon Hut

Hut Rental

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) in Gothic offers two huts for winter use. Reservations can be made through RMBL.

  • Maroon Hut Information

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    Maroon Hut Information

    Gothic, CO

    The Maroon Hut has raised the bar for backcountry living with a ground source heat pump for heating and hot water, electricity, a full blown kitchen with running water, four bedrooms, and an outhouse.

    Sleeps up to 12 people

    $240 per night

    1. The Maroon hut sleeps 8 people on 6 twin beds and 1 double bed in the upstairs living area. It can sleep up to 12 people with 2 additional people sleeping on a couch bed in the living area downstairs, and 2 on cots.
    2. The cost is $240 per night (not including tax).  The hut can only be rented by one party reserving the entire hut. We will not book other people in the hut the same night.
    3. Check in time is 2 p.m. Check out time is 11 a.m.
    4. The hut has infloor heat (which comes from a ground source heat pump), electricity and running water, though no indoor toilet. A new forest service style outhouse can be reached by walking along a snow path behind the cabin.
    5. There is a full supply of cookware: full sized oven, microwave, stovetop burners, etc. It also has plates, pots & pans, a coffeemaker, and silverware to take care of 99% of your cooking needs. Things like a crock-pot or a pastry cutter do not exist out there.
    6. Make sure to bring: lighter, food (including coffee and filters), sleeping bag, pillow, a hand towel, paper towels, and body soap.
    7. Be sure to take all of your trash home with you, including all food.
    8. There are absolutely NO DOGS, no Snowmobiles, and no hunting in Gothic.
    9. It takes 1 to 2 hours to skin out to the Hut (mostly downhill).
    10. Since the huts are located at RMBL where numerous research projects lie beneath the snow around the cabins please do not ski anywhere in the Gothic townsite except to and from your cabin, and do not build snowpits or snowcaves.
    11. Hut renters are required to clean the hut before they checkout.  This includes sweeping, mopping, cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, living and sleeping areas. All dishes need to be washed and put away. Please leave the cabin in a condition that is equal or better than you found it and in a way you’d want to find the hut in. Thank you for doing your part.

    If you have questions or need assistance, RMBL caretakers live at the Rogers-Boggs (adjacent to the hut) and Gates cabin (East side of Gothic up the hill) – see map of Gothic for details. Feel free to stop in to ask about local skiing conditions.

  • Forest Queen Hut Information

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    Forest Queen Hut Information

    Gothic, CO

    Rustic and cozy, with a wood stove

    Sleeps up to 4 people

    $20 per person per night

    1. Forest Queen is a rustic cabin that sleeps 4 people in 1 bunk bed and 2 twin beds in the loft.
    2. The cost is $20 per person per night (not including tax). We will not book other people in the hut the same night.
    3. Check in time is 2 p.m. Check out time is 11 a.m.
    4. Even though the cabin has been upgraded with a new wood stove, a new cooking oven, and new kitchen utensils, it is very rustic. The cabin is heated with wood and it does not have running water. You can use 5-gallon water containers provided for you for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. If you need more water, talk to the caretakers at Rogers-Boggs or Gates cabins. The cabin has electricity, a fridge, plates, silverware, pots and pans, and a coffeemaker. There is no indoor toilet and a new forest service style outhouse can be reached by walking along a snow path behind the cabin.
    5. Please bring a lighter, food (including coffee and filters), sleeping bag, and pillows.
    6. Bring sheets and pillow cases, if desired, as mattresses do not have sheets.
    7. There are absolutely NO DOGS, no Snowmobiles, and no hunting in Gothic.
    8. Be sure to take your entire trash home with you, including all food.
    9. You do not need to chop or restock the wood before you leave.
    10. It takes about 2 hours to skin out to the Hut (mostly downhill).
    11. Since the huts are located at RMBL where numerous research projects lie beneath the snow around the cabins please do not ski anywhere in the Gothic townsite except to and from your cabin, and do not build snowpits or snowcaves.
    12. Hut renters are required to clean the hut before they checkout.  This includes sweeping, mopping, cleaning the kitchen, living and sleeping areas. All dishes need to be washed and put away. Please leave the cabin in a condition that is equal or better than you found it and in a way you’d want to find the hut in. Thank you for doing your part.

    If you have questions or need assistance, RMBL caretakers live at the Rogers-Boggs (adjacent to the hut) and Gates cabin (East side of Gothic up the hill) – see map of Gothic for details. Feel free to stop in to ask about local skiing conditions.

  • How to Get to the Huts

    Directions: HWY 135 to Mt CB. Continue on this road (Gothic Rd) until its end, parking is on the left. This is the winter trail-head for Snodgrass and Gothic.

    You can take the bus right to the Gothic Trailhead. Check out the routes and schedules here. Thanks to Mountain Express for this great service!

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    The huts are a 4-mile, one-way ski on moderate terrain. Depending on snow conditions, avalanche hazards DO exist so you MUST check the avalanche conditions with the Crested Butte Avalanche Center before departing; www.cbavalanchecenter.org. Users of the Gothic Huts should NOT ski into or out of Gothic during HIGH or EXTREME conditions.

    Be sure you have received information on the exact location of the hut and be prepared for a variety of winter weather conditions. Bring along adequate equipment and food for your stay. Be prepared to “rough it” in case of emergency. We recommend bringing and knowing how to use avalanche beacons as the route passes several potential avalanche areas.